Porsche and Chevrolet Dominate Le Mans on Michelin Tyres

Published On 07-Jun-2016By TyreDekho Team

Porsche and Chevrolet Dominate Le Mans on Michelin Tyres

Being the original equipment partner of Michelin, Porsche notched up it's 17th win during the last weekend's Le Mans 24 hour endurance race. Two Porsche 919 hybrid cars, No. 19 (driven by Hulkenberg, Bamber and Tandy) and No. 17 (driven by Bernhard, Hartley, and Webber) grabed the first and the second postion, respectively. Porsche also showed it's worth by breaking the lap record when Neel Jani posted a time of 3m16.887.

Pascal Couasnon, director of Michelin motorsport said: "Michelin would like to congratulate PorscheTeam on its one-two finish and also Audi Sport on its podium. We are also delighted to have taken our score to 24 victories in the world's most prestigious and most exacting endurance race."

Michelin lemans

All the partners of Michelin namely Audi Sport Team Joest, Porsche Team and Toyota Racing, used only one set of tyres for the 736km race distance. It is also important to note that the current generation LM-P1 car uses 2 kg lighter tyres compared to the 2013 model, but at the same time downforce on the car was increased. This tells us that the tyre suppliers had a real challenge in front of them.

Le Mans 24hour endurance race is truly the ultimate test of Man and Machine. Michelin did a great job in developing a competitive and consistent multi-stint 'soft hot weather' tyre for Porsche 919 hybrid. All teams now use multi-stint tyre which works best in the temperature range of 18°C to 40°C, as a strategy to deal with various enviromental changes during the endurance race.

Corvette le mans

Moreover, in the LM GTE Pro class at Le Mans, No. 64 factory corvette secured the first place podium, with Michelin being it's tyre partner. Earlier this season, Chevrolet also won 2 endurance races, 24 Hour Daytona and 12 hour Sebring. This is a great feat for an American company to win the 'Big three' endurance races.

The next round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship is to be held on 30th August, where the teams need to prove their mettel at the 6hr of Nurburgring.

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